Client: The City of Surrey
Location: Surrey, British Columbia
For the past ten years Local Practice has focused on the meaningful integration of infrastructure with the public realm on projects of all sizes and types. Wills Brook Odour Control Facility is one of the most small-scale, however given it’s residential context and close proximity to a neighbourhood park, it’s primed to make a much greater impact than it’s size initially suggests. For the Wills Brook Screen it was our intention to propose more than the concealment of the facility but rather a project which will add to the beautification of the neighborhood.
Towards that aim, the surrounding park posed an important relationship to the architectural improvements on site. Careful consideration was due in the selection of materials, colours and textures as it relates to the adjacent forest, which served as the backdrop for the project. We worked with the City of Surrey on the development of the design to ensure harmony with the neighbouring homes, as well as a proposal for the surrounding planting and roadside improvements. The final design implemented an undulating wooden slat system that would offer a dynamic appearance as viewed by passing cars, as well as satisfying all the City’s security and maintenance requirements.
Design Team: Local Practice (Architect), Aspect Structural Engineers (Structural Engineering)
Project Completion: 2018